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interndan 03-19-2011 02:48 PM

DVD ISO Download
 
where can I download the DVD ISO for Slackware current? None of the "official" repositories seem to have it available.

gezley 03-19-2011 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by interndan (Post 4296326)
where can I download the DVD ISO for Slackware current? None of the "official" repositories seem to have it available.

I can see it in the slackware-current-iso directory at ftp.heanet.ie. Haven't checked other sites but I suspect most of them carry it.

interndan 03-19-2011 03:08 PM

I checked all the sites on the Get Slack page and couldn't find it.

Thanks.

Daedra 03-19-2011 03:08 PM

http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...e-current-iso/

gezley 03-19-2011 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by interndan (Post 4296345)
I checked all the sites on the Get Slack page and couldn't find it

HEAnet Ireland is one of those sites listed, and it has the current ISO here:

ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/ftp.slackwar...re-current-iso

interndan 03-19-2011 03:13 PM

I checked the USA sites. :)

andrew.46 03-19-2011 03:17 PM

ftp://ftp.slackware.no/slackware/slackware-current-iso/

Darth Vader 03-19-2011 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by interndan (Post 4296326)
where can I download the DVD ISO for Slackware current? None of the "official" repositories seem to have it available.

Just explain us where is Marion III (I hope not near to Tatoine) and we can help you to obtain the ISO(s) ... ;)

interndan 03-21-2011 11:34 AM

Actually that is Marion, Illinois. :)

ponce 03-21-2011 11:47 AM

you cannot find them on the official mirrors because an official slackware-current dvd iso doesn't exists. ;)
alien bob's mirror, linked by Daedra, got the most up-to-date ones. :)

Darth Vader 03-21-2011 12:22 PM

Well, in my opinion, the best method to obtain an current ISO, is AlienBOB's mirror-slackware-current.sh, because the bandwidth used is minimal, only new packages are downloaded and the ISOs are generated locally using a well tested method.

Alien Bob 03-21-2011 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Darth Vader (Post 4298243)
Well, in my opinion, the best method to obtain an current ISO, is AlienBOB's mirror-slackware-current.sh, because the bandwidth used is minimal, only new packages are downloaded and the ISOs are generated locally using a well tested method.

I agree of course ;-)
The ISO images you find in http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...e-current-iso/ and http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...4-current-iso/ are created using that same script. A cron job starts the script every 4 hours to keep my mirror up to date, and a new DVD ISO is built (excluding all source tarballs to keep the image below 2 GB) whenever an update to the Slackware ChangeLog.txt is detected.

And of course it is more economical on the long run to use that script yourself and populate a local mirror out of which you create the ISO image... if you plan on installing Slackware-current more than once.

Eric


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